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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag strikes near Inarajan Village in Guam

Earthquake location 12.9702S, 145.3785WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Inarajan Village in Guam on Tuesday. Unique identifier: us1000e9mu. Ids that are associated to the event: pt18142000, us1000e9mu. Exact location of event, longitude 145.3785 East, latitude 12.9702 North, depth = 15.57 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15.57 km (10 miles). The temblor was detected at 10:26:07 / 10:26 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 22/05/18 / 2018-05-22 00:26:07 / May 22, 2018 @ 12:26 am UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Piti Village, Asan-Maina Village, Agat Village (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guam (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village (c. 6 800 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Chalan Pago-Ordot Village (c. 6 800 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 76 km ESE of Inarajan Village, Guam. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.3785° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.9702° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76km ESE of Inarajan Village, Guam Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-05-22 00:26:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-22 00:42:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 483 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.79 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 52 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000e9mu Id of event.
Event Code 1000e9mu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt18142000,us1000e9mu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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